Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Dromococcyx
Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version

 - Pavonine Cuckoo
 - Pavonine Cuckoo
Listen

Pavonine Cuckoo Dromococcyx pavoninus

Peter E. Lowther
Version: 1.0 — Published December 11, 2009

Sign in to see your badges

Welcome to Birds of the World!

You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.

For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in

The Pavonine Cuckoo is a medium-sized, long-tailed cuckoo found in the understory of forests of South America.  The Pavonine Cuckoo is known to be a brood parasite, laying its eggs in the nests of other species. But otherwise very little is known of the behavior of this widespread but reclusive species, which is heard far more often than it is seen.

Distribution of the Pavonine Cuckoo
Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Pavonine Cuckoo

Recommended Citation

Lowther, P. E. (2009). Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.pavcuc1.01